The Girls Like Me

The Girls Like Me

Empower 1000 Girls with The Girls Like Me L&B

We are really thrilled to have begun our campaign to Empower our girls at The Girls Like Me Luton & Beds Conference last year. This was our first step but the campaign continues. The aim of the campaign is to Empower 1000 Girls with The Girls Like Me L&B through our events and training. Our next event The Girls Like Me L&B Conference is coming up up very soon. See below. Please share and/or make a donation by clicking here. Your support enables us to make more of a difference.

The Girls Like Me L&B Conference

It’s back again! The Girls Like Me L&B Conference returns on Saturday 17/10/2020 to celebrate the International Day of the Girl, which takes place on 11th October each year.

This event is aimed at girls aged 11-17. We’re meeting on Zoom from 13:00 until 16:30 to empower and inspire you, our girls. This year we’re keeping in line with the Unicef theme for 2020 ‘My Voice’ and want to build upon the success of last year by involving our girls an integral part of the event. So check out the amazing line up and you’ll see we’ve included girls as our speakers this year. And, there will also be an opportunity for you, our girls, to participate. An outline will be provided in the registration email. Female guardians are welcome to join too.

Register here so you don’t miss out as spaces are limited.

Some more great news, the conference is FREE again this year. We’re inviting everyone to support our GoFundMe campaign as we’ve got lots of work to do. Your support is so important, click here to see what we’re planning and to donate. Also, please share. As we don’t want price to be a barrier. However for those that can give, we appreciate whatever you’re able to do in support of our work.

Our celebration of The International Day of the Girl is a day to make a difference. So check out our great speaker line up:

*Olivia (& Peri) Lynn – who overcame bullying, releasing a single and becoming Tik Tok famous – ‘Making it through the Storm’

*Hasina Rahman – owner of a female only martial arts club in Luton, Pink Diamond Martial Arts – ‘The art of Tai Chi’

*Mekelle Angel -Teenage published author and self-professed nerd – ‘Xan Oku Called Himself A Becoming’

*Olive Hickmott – is a health and learning Coach – ‘Learning to thrive with dyslexia and /or ADHD’

*Vivian Moyo – Founder of the You Are Beautiful Project – ‘Don’t Allow People to Define You’

*Susan Lousada – the current High Sheriff of Bedfordshire – ‘I never thought I’d wear a feathered hat’

*And Jasmine Mbye – Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Director of the Like Me CIC and organiser of The Girls Like Me Conference – ‘From Pain to Purpose’

Our aim in all that we do, is to empower and inspire females to be confident, courageous and celebratory. Especially those that have endured abuse, bullying, exploitation, violence and Common Mental Health Disorders (anxiety, depression and stress). At The Girls Like Me Conference, not only will the above speakers inspire, but there will be developmental workshops, engaging activities and entertainment. Not to be missed so click register now before it’s too late! This afternoon is going to be great.

Our first event took place in Luton on Friday, 11th October 2019 to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. The Conference theme was Anxious/Stressed/ Depressed, No More! We were so excited to encourage, empower and inspire the girls of Luton and Beds. We welcomed girls from 11 – 18 and their mums, aunts, big cousins to come and join us at the Riverside Suite at Venue 360. There were 2 sessions: 13:00 and 16:00. What a night it was! Thanks to those of you who donated to our campaign you made a difference. Here is last year’s flyer….
Doors opened for registration to our afternoon session at 16:00. During this session had inspiring speakers, engaging activities, developmental workshops. a fashion show.
The wonderful speakers we had were Hasina, the Self-defence expert, Tene Edwards, writer, author and self-love advocate from Walk With Wings, Anjeli Parmar from Love Gold Boutique and of course Jasmine Mbye, Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Director of The Like Me CIC. Each speaker shared how they have dealt or deal with Anxiety, Stress and/or Depression. We created a safe space to share and it was a memorable day, we marked the occasion well. The refreshments and a light meal went down well too.

The Girls Like Me Luton & Beds Conference was the first of many so we will be doing it again this year. So please continue to give us your support and share our GoFundMe campaign by clicking here. Or you can donate. Even £5 or £10 will make a difference. Thank you in advance.

The Girls Like Me L&B Summer Camp

We were hoping to run our Summer Camp this month. Due to all the uncertainty this year, it will take place in summer 2021.

Last summer we ran some free workshops from 27-30th August 2019 to help the preparation for the new school year. Each new year brings new challenges so we looked at common issues young girls face.

Our personal development sessions focused on key issues to prepare for the academic year ahead such as; confidence, motivation, resilience, how to deal with problems and values and beliefs. We were thankful to those who joined us and made the sessions successful.

The Girls Like Me Luton Magazine

This will be produced quarterly with stories of Lutonian girls and women, or of interest to Lutonian girls and women, who have gone through great challenges, are pursuing their passions and dreams as well as those who have pursued their passions and achieved their dreams.

Check out the Partner With Us page to see how you might be able to get involved by clicking here.

Visit this page again soon for more information.